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harmonycampaign:

Hello lovely people,

I am Emily and I am the founder of The Harmony Campaign, a new non-profit organisation based in Wales, UK.

The aim of Harmony Campaign is to promote the importance of consent. The ultimate goal is to eradicate sexual assault completely, because everyone will be taught from…

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James Madison University Punished Sexual Assault With 'Expulsion After Graduation'

James Madison University punished three fraternity members for sexually assaulting a female student and sharing their video of the attack by banning them from campus — after they graduate.

Beck Defends 'RAPE!' Skits With Monologue On Sexual Abuse In His Family

wilwheaton:

Burguiere then has two guys on the show act out a few of the questions asked in the survey, sarcastically labeling each scenario as “RAPE!” Burguiere neglects to explain that the survey also asks about sexual coercion and separates it from rape in the statistics. Watch the video here.

The Blaze’s skits mocking the sexual assault survey prompted some negative coverage on Wednesday to which Beck himself addressed on his radio show on Thursday.

"Rape is not a laughing matter, not is it a matter that you lie about. You don’t cheapen the real horror of rape," he said on his show. "I’m tired of being accused of standing with abusers and rapists. I’m tired of being called a monster. I’m just tired of the lies."

Beck goes on to explain in a tearful monologue that his father was sexually abused when he was younger. Beck explains that while his father did not sexually abuse anyone, he did physically abuse members of Beck’s family.


Glenn Beck, one of the most reprehensible shitbags on the planet, runs bits that feature men making fun of rape victims. Then, when he’s called out on it and held accountable for his behavior, he makes it all about himself.

Classic Right Wing Male Persecution syndrome.

Just shut the fuck up forever, Glenn Beck, and everyone will be happy, including you.

Look at this fucking rape culture.

tainteddreamer89:

I’m not sure why, but this made me cry.

Beautiful.

tainteddreamer89:

I’m not sure why, but this made me cry.

Beautiful.

(via lumosfeminism)

[TW: rape] I have gotten one question repeatedly from young men. These are guys who liked the book, but they are honestly confused. They ask me why Melinda was so upset about being raped.
The first dozen times I heard this, I was horrified. But I heard it over and over again. I realized that many young men are not being taught the impact that sexual assault has on a woman. They are inundated by sexual imagery in the media, and often come to the (incorrect) conclusion that having sex is not a big deal. This, no doubt, is why the number of sexual assaults is so high.

Laurie Halse Anderson, author of Speak, on the question “Have any readers ever asked questions that shocked you?”

Read that again. Read it again, and again, and again. Over and over guys have asked her why Melinda was so upset about being raped. This is a girl who went to a party with friends. She was thirteen. She had a drink, because everyone else was. And a senior held her down and raped her while she was too drunk to get away.

And guys don’t understand why she was upset.

Read that again and then come back and tell me again why I should just shut up and take a joke when a comedian blows off rape as a big deal, or women’s bodies are casually treated as commodities in media. Remind me why I shouldn’t care about the very real harm that society’s treatment of women and sexual assault does.

(via witchlingfumbles)

(Source: nosuchthingasfiction, via lumosfeminism)

objectifiant:

Angelina Jolie’s speech at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict

Rape is a weapon of war, not an “inevitable outcome.”

(Source: queen-angelina)

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Angelina Jolie’s speech at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict

Rape is a weapon of war, not an “inevitable outcome.”

(Source: queen-angelina, via socialworkmemes)

The Woman Behind #SurvivorPrivilege Was Kicked Out Of School After Being Raped

mediamattersforamerica:

Well okay. 

Rape culture as “news.”

mediamattersforamerica:

Well okay. 

Rape culture as “news.”